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February 25, 2012

Raw Banana Crepes

My new favorite Breakfast Item!!!

Banana Crepes
3 bananas
1 TBSP raw cacao nibs
1/2 TBSP maca powder
2-3 TBSP water
Dash Cinnamon
Fresh Fruit

1. Blend banana, nibs, water, maca and cinnamon till creamy.
2. Dehydrate for 10 hours or so. 
3. Top with fresh fruit and roll into a crepe.

DELICIOUS and full of disease-fighting enzymes!

February 20, 2012

The Yummy Pomegranate

This month I have decided to highlight the pomegranate, a delicacy which is both anti-viral and high in Vitamins A, C and E.  Pomegranates are a lovely winter fruit packed with antioxidants that help lower LDL cholesterol, high blood pressure and risks of cancer Antioxidants also negate the effects of free radical damage to your cells caused by oxidation. Since oxidation occurs naturally and daily, by breaking down food or physical activity, it is important to consume foods that help to balance their damage. Pomegranates will keep you healthy and YOUTHFUL!

February 17, 2012

SuperSexy Smoothie

SuperSexy Smoothie 
1 banana
¼ cup pomegranate
1 TBSP bee pollen
1 TBSP raw cacao nibs
1 cup filtered water

---Blend and Enjoy!

February 14, 2012

Pomegranate Salad

Pomegranate Salad
1 head of organic lettuce
1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
¼ cup fresh almond cheese
1 TSP kelp/dulse powder
1 TBSP flax seeds
Olive oil  & Lemon Juice

---Combine in a bowl and toss with olive oil and lemon.

February 11, 2012

Vitamin A

Vitamins are broken down into two categories water-soluble and fat-soluble. Fat-soluble vitamins can be toxic if taken in extreme quantities, and include Vitamins A, D, E and  K. On the other hand, any unneeded water-soluble vitamins are emptied by the body. Examples of water soluble vitamins include, Vitamins B and C.

Vitamin A, fat-soluble
Vitamin A is an antioxidant that protects against cancer, strengthens teeth and bones, prevents night blindness, and is used when generating new cells. Vitamin A is also known to fight infections, enhance the immune system, and slow down the aging process. 
Vitamin A rich foods:  Pomegranate, cantaloupe, sweet potato, squash, hot spices, and  leafy greens.

February 06, 2012

Beware of Sugar

1.     Most nutrient dead food source in the world.
2.     Causes your body to deteriorate.
3.     Causes premature aging.
4.     Feeds yeast and bacteria in the body.
5.     Upsets mineral relationships in the body.
6.     Weakens the immune system.
7.     Feeds cancer cells.
8.     Leads to weight gain and obesity.
9.     Weakens eyesight.
   Click here for more information about the dangers sugar poses on your health

February 03, 2012

Calcium- it is not what you think!

After years of research and my own experience with dairy I have come to the conclusion that milk consumption is one of the leading causes of disease, specifically cancer. Milk feeds the cancer cells that all of us have in our bodies and creates an acidic environment in our stomachs. Most milk is also LOADED with growth hormones and antibiotics; over 30 different growth hormones and 11 growth vaccines, including steroids.

The acidic reaction that dairy produces leaches the calcium both from the consumed milk product and from your bones. Actually milk is so acidic that your body is left with LESS calcium after you consume milk. Increased acidity in your body = increased disease, which explains why the countries that consume the most dairy, Scandinavia and the United States, have the largest rates of osteoporosis (weak and brittle bones). Also, the 3/4 of the world that does not consume milk have been proven to have the strongest bones and teeth. Some interesting statistics: Breast Cancer in China 1:10,000   Breast Cancer in the UK: 1:9. The UK is one of the leading countries in milk consumption and China one of the smallest milk consumers in the world. (Read the China Study, one of the most eye-opening books on the market.) 
I am a strong advocate for consuming calcium in non-dairy forms, however unsweetened organic yogurt has some healthy benefits due to the presence of pro-biotics. If you must have cheese, I suggest eating soft goat or sheep cheese in place of all other forms of cheese. Just be sure that you eat dairy only after 12PM. Our bodies are detoxing between the hours of 4AM-12PM, and animal proteins should be avoided within this timeframe so your lymphatic system can fully detoxify and keep your cells healthy. 

One of the richest sources of non-dairy calcium is found in the sesame seed  (9% calcium). Tahini also contains a great deal of calcium: 1 TBSP gives you 10% of your daily requirement. Other calcium rich foods include cacao (raw chocolate), aloe vera, nuts, seeds, broccoli, dark leafy greens, salmon, almond/sesame milk, tofu and SEAWEED!!!

February 01, 2012

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function and consuming Omega 3 fatty acids greatly reduces the chances of heart disease (the leading cause of death in the United States and Europe.) Proper balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids (1:4) is essential to good health. In North America and European an overabundance of corn, canola and soy oil is consumed in processed and packaged goods, which are all heavy in Omega 6 fatty acids. An imbalance in these two Omegas causes mental illnesses, heart disease, violent behavior and ADD and may be undetected for years. The best way to promote this healthy balance is to consume 2 Tablespoons of flaxseed daily. You will also get a big dose of fiber, to keep you lean and your heart healthy. Walnuts and fatty fish, such as salmon, also have a high ratio of Omega 3.